All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Phillip Greenlief

Phillip Greenlief Phillip Greenlief

phillip greenlief (b. 1959, los angeles) - (shorter bio and index of compositions listed below)

“The Bay Area's do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief”. – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle

Acclaimed saxophonist and composer Phillip Greenlief is the founder of Evander Music; an independent record label presenting original composition, improvised music and jazz. Since 1986, his recordings and performances have received critical acclaim in Down Beat, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Cadence, Modern Saxophone, InfraTunes (France), Altrisuoni (Italy), The Wire (London), Colossus (Finland), St. Petersburg Times (Russia), Cuademos de Jazz (Spain), New Jazz Improv (Portugal), Los Angeles Times, etc. His duo recordings of improvised music with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola received 5 stars in the Music Hound Jazz Essential Album Guide. Recordings with the Lost Trio and his compositions on Russian Notebooks (w/PG & Covered Pages) were listed on the Critics' Top 10 Recording List of 2000 & 2001 (SF Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Express, and Downtown Music Guide (NYC). He is a recipient of the San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award and was nominated for a 2013 composer residency at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.

“From standpoints of imagination, rhythm and technique (including circular breathing), Bay Arean Phillip Greenlief is one of the most astonishing saxists I've ever seen/heard.” - Greg Burke, Metal Jazz

Read more

Tags

Album Review
Read more articles
Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Oakland

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Study with Acclaimed Saxophonist Phillip Greenlief Lessons in woodwind performance, improvisation (any instrument), composition, theory/harmony are available at my studio or on at your home/studio. Sliding scale fee of $40 - $75 rate. I have 29 years experience as a professional musician, with over 25 internationally acclaimed recordings to date on CD. I have 19 years experience teaching in a variety of settings (one-on-one; workshops; elementary, secondary, university, and beyond) and have a warm and encouraging attitude with all of my students

Read more

Photos

Albums

 

Lines Combined

Evander Music
2010

buy
 

Seared Circuit...

Evander Music
2006

buy
Album Phillip Greenlief Solo - Seared Circuit Incident by Phillip Greenlief

Phillip Greenlief...

Evander Music
2006

buy
 

Stalking Andrei

Evander Music
2004

buy
 

Russian Notebooks

Evander Music
2000

buy

Watch

Similar

Hank Mobley Hank Mobley
saxophone, tenor
Tony Malaby Tony Malaby
saxophone, tenor
John Butcher John Butcher
saxophone
Benjamin Koppel Benjamin Koppel
saxophone, alto
Walt Weiskopf Walt Weiskopf
saxophone
Iordache Iordache
saxophone
Ben Wendel Ben Wendel
saxophone
Paul Van Kemenade Paul Van Kemenade
saxophone, alto

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.